Four firms guide $2.7 billion IPO in Poland

May 13, 2010 Poland's largest insurer, PZU, has raised nearly $2.7 billion through an initial public offering. The offering is part of a larger effort by the Polish government to raise $10 billion this year to finance the country's budget deficit.

PZU was advised by Dewey & LeBoeuf, who have more than a decade of experience advising the company. The Dewey team is led by Jaroslaw Grzesiak, managing partner of the Warsaw office, and also includes capital markets partner Ireneusz Matusielanski, corporate co-chair Joseph Ferraro, and local partners Lukasz Pawlak, Rafal Sienski, and Artur Zapala.

The Polish Treasury was advised by K&L Gates with a team led by Maciej Jamka, administrative partner in charge of the firm’s new Warsaw office, along with capital markets partner Andrzej Mikosz and corporate partner Keith Snedden.

Eureko was represented by White & Case with a team headed up by M&A partner Witold Jurcewicz, local partner Marcin Studniarek in Warsaw, and capital markets partner Greg Stonefield in London.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised underwriters Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank with a team led by capital markets partner Boris Dolgonos.

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